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Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attack

Am I having a panic attack or a heart attack? – The question has certainly interrupted the racing minds of people who have experienced a cluster of symptoms including discomfort in the chest, increased sweating, dizziness, shortness of breath and trembling. Medical tests are the only way to confirm the type of attack as there […]

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Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide, but more than half of these people […]

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Why are cricketers prone to mental health issues?

Steve Smith is glad that mental health of cricketers is in focus after some of his compatriots took breaks to deal with their issues, which he feels, are compounded by ‘hectic’ playing schedules. Steve Smith has been a strong advocate for mental health awareness Steve Smith said in the Australian dressing room players are now […]

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35 extra minutes of exercise per day can reduce depression risk

According to the researchers, who are from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the study is the first of its kind. The paper, which appears in the journal Depression and Anxiety, shows that physical activity can positively affect the risk of depression — even when there is a higher genetic risk. Lead author Karmel Choi, […]

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Is female sexual dysfunction linked with mental health issues?

Are mental health issues connected with losing one’s desire for sex? Health experts state that in a lot of cases mental health is one of the factors which contributes to loss of sexual desire. And the cases of sexual dysfunction are rising worldwide. Mental health experts believe, globally, female sexual dysfunction (FSD) has emerged as […]

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Virat Kohli reveals that he too struggled with mental health issues

The issue of mental health among players in cricket was thrust out in the open after Aussie batsman Maxwell came forward with his struggles and took a break from cricket. Virat Kohli, who is the captain of the Indian cricket team, felt that it was a ‘remarkable’ admission by Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell, when the […]

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#WorldKindnessDay: Being kind can be beneficial to your health

Kindness shown in intentionally saying thanks, making every social encounter count and volunteering in cause groups may get you an extra health boost, according to Kelli Harding, M.D., MPH, psychiatrist and author of ‘The Rabbit Effect.’ “Kindness influences health and ageing on a microscopic cellular level,” she said. She continued that a supportive hug from […]

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Not just youth, even elderly fall prey to smartphone addiction

‘Nomophobia’ and ‘Phantom ring’ are psychological disorders associated with addiction to digital devices. Experts are noticing that more cases of elderly seeking advice for addiction to digital devices are coming to them. They mention that it is not just adults and teenagers who are victims of addictions to digital devices, but even the elderly are […]

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Tamil Nadu: Govt fixes duty timings of PG students attached to govt medical colleges

The mental health of young doctors working in government medical colleges is at a tipping point. Stress, massive workload, erratic duty hours, lack of sleep, and the working environment is taking a toll on their mind. With an aim to reduce the mental pressure on doctors, Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) Tamil Nadu, has taken […]

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